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bags at check out. that doesn't sit well with some. >> i feel they are already getting money from taxes that they charge you. they charge you for everything in the world. and i just think it's an added cost. >> they are messy. people throw them everywhere. they do plug things up. i would like it to be cleaner for my grand kids. >> now according to san mateo county health system, californians use about 20 billion plastic grocery bags every year. that is why a growing number of communities all across the bay area are putting similar bans in place in an effort to offset all of the cleanup costs. as we bring you back here live here in san mateo county they are really trying to launch an education effort and get people used to this new bag ban. you can see they have a sign posted here at the entrance to the store. and in many case there is is a store that will hand out reusable bags for free. we are live this morning in belmont alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 5:38. sal, we're just talking about you know forgetting the bags. do you bring your bags your reusable bags? it's a guy
seriously. >>> ebay says charging sales taxes could hurt many small businesses and they are letting federal workers oppose them. they overwhelmingly voted to debate the idea if the senate approves the proposal they will then go to the house and amazon approves online sellers. >>> they are selling off that historic main downtown building in berkeley. they are on the national registry of historic places and the community now has two weeks to appeal but the move comes as the postal service comes to generate revenue and cut costs. >>> a film is being done in louisiana and it is all the football teams 151 game winning streak and the coach behind it all. it is called when the game stands tall and this man stars as the coach and he stepped down at the beginning of this year. and neal haze being filmed in louisiana, tax credits there make filming less expensive. when the game stands tall is due out next fall. >>> let's check in with sal, how is the commute? >> you know it is actually all right but let's start with the bay bridge, that is backed up for a 20 to 35 minute delay which is the norm and n
happened in waco. one more quick note about the timing. yesterday was tax day for everyone in this country but here in boston it was patriots day which commemorates the battles of lexington and concord, the start of the u.s. revolutionary war. big day not only for the country but boston. >> what was supposed to be a celebration turned out differently. let's go back to new york and savannah. >> matt on monday evening president obama spoke about this tragedy offering his thoughts and prayers to the city and vowing justice to those involved. i happened to sit down with him shortly before these explosions and we talked about a number of things in the headlines. we began with the gun legislation before congress that many say is now hanging by a thread. >> i think we've got a good chance of seeing it pass if members of congress are listening to the american people so let's just take the example of background checks. 90% of americans think that we should make it tougher for criminals or people with serious mental illnesses to obtain a gun, and so the notion that congress would defy the overwhelmi
in new york city. new york already has the highest cigarette tax in the country, as of late last ye, 28 states banned smoking in all general workplaces, public places, including bars and restaurants. so this essentially would raise the age if it goes through to the same age where you can buy booze so booze a cigarettes in the same category. >> you wonder if that will backfire make mor kidshe same with alcohol wan to try i because you have to be 21 to have access to it. >> i don't know. >> i tnk it's a great idea. >> i do, too. >> there needs to be some tougher legislation. >> the good news is that new york smoking rateor teens in new york city is at like 8.5%, which is far less than the state average and the national average, but it's been stagnating. it had been dropping and now it's stagnating. i don't see anything wrong with it. >> this continues the long decline of smoking in america some numbers that stunned me t wasn't until 1998 that smoking was banned aboard all u.s. domestic flights under six hours. >> i remember we were talking about how it doesn't seem like it was that long a
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